We were on foot when we saw him cruise past, and we obviously couldn’t let this nonchalantly cool dude escape!
After a short (but blisteringly fast) pursuit, we were lucky to catch him as he dismounted a few hundred yards up the road. Phew!
It turns out that Jordan is a gender studies research student at UCL, which makes his pink and blue bike all the more wonderful! A little research on our part revealed that pink used to be the colour for baby boys, and blue used to be associated with baby girls – a lot can change in century, but true cycle chic never goes out of style 😉
With her long coat, practical basket, and natty knitted hat, we simply had to ask this stylish lady for her photograph.
Little did we know, however, that this is no ordinary bike rider. This is Dr. Rachel Aldred, senior lecturer in transport at the University of Westminster. She was attending a London Cycling Campaign rally in support of Cycle-Superhighway 11 – a route that would provide a vital corridor of protected cycling infrastructure from North London to the centre of town.
Consultations for this Superhighway close on March 20th, so if you would like to help out, please give support for the proposals and let Transport for London know what a brilliant idea it is!
Through her media appearances and contributions, Rachel Aldred has done some tremendous work promoting good infrastructure for people on bikes. The fact that she turns out for protests like this one shows that she really practices what she preaches.
The inaugural post on the resurrected London Cycle Chic blog is dedicated to a goddess of summertime cycle chic – seen below cruising down the Embankment on her Dutch bike during last year’s Prudential Ride London.
That glorious warm weather can’t return quickly enough!